REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY
F.A.Q.'s (Frequently Asked Questions)
How do I schedule a Photo Shoot?
Right here online! You can request a day and time too. Click Here!
What is a "Zillow Video Walkthrough?
A Zillow Video Walkthrough is a simple, soundless, 2 minute video specifically for use on Zillow that will raise you to the top of their search results. Listing with Video Walkthroughs are getting 3x's more views than properties without it. We are Zillow Certified! (Read more about it on my Blog)
Do you offer Aerial Photography?
Yes we do! We offer Drone Photos, Aerial Photos taken from a plane and also a video called AsroZoom that zooms in on your property from space.
What is a Virtual Tour?
A Virtual Tour is a slideshow of photos set to music. It gives the viewer a "video-like" tour of the property. 95% of Buyers start out looking for homes online. Buyers LIKE photos... they LOVE watching a Virtual Tour... it draws the viewer in and helps them to picture themselves living there. They relax and enjoy the images without having to click through to the next one. Our Tours are in HD and play full screen for a better viewing experience than MLS photos.
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Do you help "Stage" and "Declutter" the property as well as photograph it?
Sorry, no. I schedule multiple Photo Shoots per day and will not have time to stage or declutter a home or wait while someone else moves items from one room to another. Please make sure the Homeowner has the "Staging Tips" BEFORE the day of the shoot and the property is ready to be photographed when I arrive.
Can you "Photoshop" that out?
Can you Photoshop the basketball hoop out of the driveway?... fix the cracks in the wall?... remove the treadmill from the Master Bedroom?... I know it's not what you want to hear but these are things that should be taken care of BEFORE the Photo Shoot. I do typical editing such as exposure and color correcting. I can not Photoshop the fire hydrant out from in front of the house or try to fool buyers. We do have a service where we can remove furniture or other items out of the photos for an additional fee.
What can I do to make my home look better?
The best thing you can do is follow the suggestions on my Staging Tips.
Can you Virtually Stage a home?
Yes! Virtual Staging is for vacant homes that want that "lived in" look and feel. Instead of a cold empty room, we can edit-in a full room of furniture during the post production process. If your home is vacant, you may want to think about Virtual Staging. Why spend Thousands when we can virtually stage your home! Click here for pricing.
Can I Cancel a Photo Shoot?
I understand that plans can change! However, I respectfully ask that you call by 7pm the night before the shoot to cancel. If there is a cancellation the day of a shoot, a fee of $50 will be assessed. If I arrive at the property to find the shoot is canceled (including denied access to the property), 50% of the quoted shoot amount will be assessed.
What do we do if the weather conditions aren't perfect?
Photo shoots will continue as scheduled as long as it is not physically raining. If it is raining (or snowing), we can reschedule. (No rescheduling fees will be assessed for inclement weather). If you want to continue with the shoot despite the rain, I can shoot only the interior. There will be an additional fee to return to take the exterior photos.
What is your "Turn-around" time?
Most of the time --- Same day. Always by the following day.
Do you charge travel fees?
Pricing is for properties located within 30 minutes from The North Toms River, NJ area. Travel charges will apply for properties located 30-60 minutes away.
Who owns the Rights to the Photos & Videos?
Tom Biondi owns the rights to all Images. Photos are being licensed to the purchaser only and shall not be given to any 3rd party without the written consent of Tom Biondi. This includes but is not limited to The Homeowner, Builder, Architect, Stager, Realtors, or any Advertiser.
Do I really need Professional Photos?
One of the most powerful tools you have when marketing a home are the photos. No matter how fabulous the home is, it won't sell if no one is coming to see it. Good listing photos get people to the home. Studies show you have 2 seconds to impress an online buyer. Are you making the best use of those 2 seconds with a cell phone or point-and-shoot camera? Today's technologically savvy clients not only appreciate nice photos, they expect them. Buyers will compare one house to another by it's photos. If it looks good on-line, buyers will come out see it. Professionally Photographed homes sell faster and for more money compared to homes that are not.
Can you come to our office and speak to our Realtors?
Sure! I speak regularly at Realtor offices explaining the benefits of Professional Real Estate Photography. I also give Tips & Tricks to those Realtors who take their own photos. I'm confident you will find it very informative!